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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Doings in Dayton: 1902

Doings in Dayton: 1902

Circa 1902. "Courthouse -- Dayton, Ohio." Under a web of streetcar, telephone and telegraph wires. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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Many lanes of traffic.

Dayton was laid out to have angled parking spots for horse and buggy traffic around each building location. Later on these spots were converted to lanes for traffic. This is why, unlike most cities, Dayton has 5 or 6 lanes for traffic through the downtown area.

Electric bus trolley wires

There are still a lot of wires, for Dayton's electric trolley buses.


Below is the same view from August of 2008.

The Ice Man Cometh

Well, rather the ice boy. Hope he has something keeping that block from falling off the back.

The cyclist

might be on one of the last earthbound contraptions produced by the Wright Cycle Company, a mere one mile west on 3rd Street at the time.

Still there!

I've been to many concerts in that columned building. Cool.

The Courthouse

is still there but not much else is the same.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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